disciples were obviously astonished to see Christ in glory," said our pastor. He was prepared for questions about the Transfiguration. Instead, one first grader asked, "what does 'obviously' mean?"
I live in a part of the country where the five-letter word taxes
is often used as a four-letter word. Folks around here are highly
skeptical of government even as they say we have the best government in
A coalition of Muslims has raised nearly $50,000 to help rebuild black churches in the South that were recently damaged or destroyed by fire. “To many, it is clear that these are attacks on black culture, black religion, and black lives,” one of the Muslim organizers said. Faatimah Knight, a 23-year-old student at Chicago Theological Seminary, was one of the instigators of the fund-raising effort, which took place during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month devoted to fasting and alms giving. Arson is suspected in several of the church fires (CNN, July 9).